Your pregnancy and those precious early newborn weeks go by in a whirlwind. It is a time like no other- exhausting, beautiful, messy, daunting, exciting, and full of dreams and hopes of what lies ahead.
Moments may seem to drag on, but this fleeting time will be a murmur of seamless days jumbled together- punctuated by sharp and clear moments of overwhelming love and overwhelming tiredness.
And as your babies grow, your heart will ache with the bittersweet pain only a mother or father knows- the pain being so proud of your child's growth and confidence and new independence- but so sad they will no longer snuggle in your arms as you rock them to sleep as you whisper softly how much you love them.
You will want to look back.
You will want to sit down with a cup of tea (or a glass of good red wine if you are like me) and look back at those sweet early days that went by too fast and too soon.
You will want to look back through your maternity photos and smile at how you cradled your growing belly as your partner tenderly kisses your cheek. To a time when you knew was safe….
You will want to look back through your baby’s newborn photographs You will want to see their tiny fingers and toes and their perfect little pout. Going through your photos you will remember the warmth of their sleepy body as they snuggled on your chest, the smell of their wispy baby hair and the way their little fingers grasped yours. You will remember the feelings of
You will want to look back and you will want to remember.